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by Savannah
Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Help me respond to this
Replies: 67
Views: 7974

This has been a really interesting thread. I've watched it for several days and have had conflicting thoughts. 1) Naturally, I think preparing and obsessing is part of the process of attending the burn, & 2) I don't like to see it sold or cheapened, and when I see someone marketing the Burning Man n...
by Savannah
Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Help camps w/bars avoid unknowingly serving minors alcohol
Replies: 84
Views: 21208

Haha, yeah--International Burners, do not carry your passport to bars on my recommendation! I will not be held responsible for your inability to exit the nation. But join me, you Americans with one due to expire and no imminent international travel plans--join me, in fake worldliness! Let your passp...
by Savannah
Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Necessary to shower?
Replies: 73
Views: 9303

Click here and scroll down for the Burning Man sanctioned evap pond: http://www.burningman.com/environment/resources/grey_water.html This evaporation pond worked absolutely fine for two girls and was quick to build. I don't think either one of us showered every single day, but it was really lovely. ...
by Savannah
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Help camps w/bars avoid unknowingly serving minors alcohol
Replies: 84
Views: 21208

I'm giving thought to carrying my passport to playa bars, if I visit any. It expires in February, and what better way for it to be of service before then? It has been literally good for nothing (in the traditional sense) as I'm not sure I've actually left the country in the last 10 years. No wonder ...
by Savannah
Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Are Undercover Cops Asking to Join Your Camp??
Replies: 139
Views: 19080

This just felt wrong. I can't really even explain why. And I don't have any reason to be paranoid about under covers, just the idea bothers me. There is something to be said for intuition (not everything to be said, by far--just something!) I'm not even talking about whether they're LEOs; it may be...
by Savannah
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Keeping baked goods fresh on the playa
Replies: 15
Views: 2803

I've kept whole grain bread edible for the week by opening it up for 20 or 30 minutes every day to let the condensation out (point the open end away from the direction the wind is coming from). This year I'm bringing tortillas as well, and using the same trick. I tend to concentrate meals involving ...
by Savannah
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Dumbass
Replies: 37
Views: 4176

2) Lock your tires to the frame. The idea is to keep someone from just grabbing it ("by accident") and using it to get back to their camp. If it's not east to take it probably won't be taken. Keep it locked up in your camp when you're there as well. This is what I do--lock the bike to itself when I...
by Savannah
Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Playa food for the extremely lazy?
Replies: 60
Views: 16631

Where is anybody finding powdered milk? It used to always be in the baking aisle with the canned milk. I guess since the China/melamine thing, major chains are shying away from it. I need to shop around or find an alternative. I like powdered milk in coffee, on cereal, and as a treatment mixed with...
by Savannah
Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Are Undercover Cops Asking to Join Your Camp??
Replies: 139
Views: 19080

I like your spirit, but I feel bad for the poor sucker who gets searched by the police because the ambient scent on his clothes or tent is deemed sufficient grounds for a search.

Also, incense sticks are moop.

(I ruin everything).
by Savannah
Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Bar hopping at Burning Man
Replies: 187
Views: 23622

For alcohol to be a true disinfectant, I've read that it should be 62% or stronger (like sanitizer . . . but look out, a lot of that stuff is scented). So rinsing with regular vodka (about 40% alcohol) is probably a waste of vodka, but everclear might indeed be worthwhile--if you hate everclear, tha...
by Savannah
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: First Timer from Sacramento
Replies: 6
Views: 675

If you find someone willing to split gas and travel with you, you might like this handy thread about "House Rules" for RV traveling with others. Key observations: don't use the toilet. Especially for that . http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=34551 I really liked this thread even though I d...
by Savannah
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: First timer from Minnesota
Replies: 28
Views: 4306

When I arrive on the Playa will I be directed to a certain area to set up camp or do I just wander until I find a vacant plot of dust? I imagine that 50,000 people wandering in cars and RVs does not work well so there must be some plan. Theme camps have designated areas; look at & print the map and...
by Savannah
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Bar hopping at Burning Man
Replies: 187
Views: 23622

Bottle brush. C , they have these in with either baby supplies (as they're the ones whose presence generally requires bottle brushes) or in with other household scrubbers on the cleaning aisles of stores. I like to let my bottle sit full of hot water and dishsoap for a few minutes, then go to town ...
by Savannah
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Broody new-person plea
Replies: 14
Views: 1552

bglbnt , the survival guide everyone is talking about is located here: http://www.burningman.com/preparation/event_survival/ Note that you can download the pdf here: http://www.burningman.com/media/doc/preparation/event_survival/2010_survival_guide.pdf Text-only version: http://www.burningman.com/p...
by Savannah
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Prescription Eye wear on the playa
Replies: 24
Views: 2263

I wear contacts at the Burn and have been lucky never to have had a problem. (My campmate had the opposite experience; luckily, she brought glasses). I do bring glasses as a back-up plan, and extra contact lenses too, and I'm faithful about wearing my goggles. I take the lenses out every night becau...
by Savannah
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Pre-Burn Nightmares?
Replies: 45
Views: 4999

I know I am coming into this late and have not been to BM but please don't gift anxious dreams, just dusty ones. I too have the dreams where somehow I didn't graduate. Even years after high school and college I still have one every once and a while. A dream evaluation might be a subconscious fear o...
by Savannah
Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Burning man with the GF
Replies: 82
Views: 21638

Sounds like you're way too uptight and insecure about your relationship to enjoy having him at BM. BM is a very open environment. If you're not comfortable with that, are you in the right place? BM is a lousy place for blushing personalities. If you're bothered by the thought of your BF looking at ...
by Savannah
Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Playa Virgin Seeking Gonzo Camp
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

I'm a huge Thompson fan too (I know, how original). Make sure to visit Bat Country theme camp at 10 o' Clock & Esplanade. (I am not affiliated with them, I just like their theme). Their registration is closed, but that has nothing to do with stopping by and participating in their events or enjoying ...
by Savannah
Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Realistic non-cooler based menu planning
Replies: 178
Views: 79606

Reposted from the 4-page Food Thread with a few additions, my non-refrigerated, non-fussy food list. Breakfast: * Shredded wheat & Horizon farms non-refrigerated milk (I often chill it, but it's not mandatory) * Canned espresso Lunch: * Underwood's Devilled chicken on whole grain bread*, or * Peanut...
by Savannah
Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Large Corporate Donation. Can I Accept?????
Replies: 67
Views: 7514

If the juice boxes are recyclable, even more awesome for collecting them, although guidance/vigilance will be required to keep people from using receptacles for trash.
by Savannah
Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Pre-Burn cleanses?
Replies: 28
Views: 4692

If you have a coffee or cola habit, tapering off any excessive caffeine consumption might be the most practical thing you could do, so you won't crave it as much out there/risk dehydration with off-playa consumption levels. You'll want to bring some, don't get me wrong, but you have to be more caref...
by Savannah
Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Large Corporate Donation. Can I Accept?????
Replies: 67
Views: 7514

I like Eric's idea of pouring, for those who have cups. Then it's on the individual to be responsible, and have a cup, isn't it? If they're too naive to have a cup, they can't really lecture you for providing a vessel. So I would take the donation and give it out as planned, intact or poured. You wi...
by Savannah
Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Tutu's
Replies: 38
Views: 7202

As it happens, she's not an evil tutu-crafting uber-geek from Rhode Island; she's a 2nd yr Burner and new Stagger from Oregon. (I've seen her on that website a couple of times.)

BB, spammers abound, so say hi in the ePlaya Introductions thread so people don't think you're selling something. Hehe.
by Savannah
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Are Undercover Cops Asking to Join Your Camp??
Replies: 139
Views: 19080

HAHAHA Sav! That was one of my 2 interactions with the LEOS last year for doing nothing but being friendly.
Yup, I was thinking of you, without wanting to name names. :D
by Savannah
Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Are Undercover Cops Asking to Join Your Camp??
Replies: 139
Views: 19080

Much better to paint their toenails with the best color(s) available. It's funny, but merciful. Also, most men will never get around to buying nail polish remover, & will wear it for weeks until it chips away. :)
by Savannah
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Are Undercover Cops Asking to Join Your Camp??
Replies: 139
Views: 19080

My favorite stories on this subject matter involve the Town Criers who bellow "Did you just ask me to buy drugs ?!? Why, I never! Sir, that is ILLEGAL. I'm going to have to ask you to leave!" The good ones kick up enough fuss to warn (or more importantly, entertain) every encampment within 100 yards...
by Savannah
Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Lone Wolf Virgin
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Someone tell me there's a sound camp with this blasting on loop!
Oh, God! There will be now! :lol:

Imagine its use during playa talent shows involving 2-man acrobats and their feats of strength, balancing acts, sword-swallowing . . .

I think I'm going to cry.
by Savannah
Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: This is/was Burning Man
Replies: 19
Views: 2174

I love it when you're nice, FireMoose.

(Don't worry, I wont get used to it.)
by Savannah
Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: @CID IN THE DESERT.
Replies: 19
Views: 2837

Wow. Good read . . . Must have been a significant effect if the Afterburn Report was willing to say "okay, it got weird." I didn't feel particularly oppressed by law enforcement in '09 (wasn't looking--or looking for trouble) but it was the first year my tiny camp got "slow-rolled" by a woman in an ...
by Savannah
Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: 3 newbies wanting to join a fun theme camp!
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Only if the one from PEI has long red pigtails, brings raspberry cordial and recites poetry the whole time - all the while referring to me as her bosom friend. Oo, I see what you did there. :D ETA: Oh, hey Sadie. If you take geekster's good advice, there is absolutely nothing to stop you from exper...

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